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Re: “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

I love it they make me fell good at home and loved. Please God help me with my family help them get together and come to hillsong

Posted by Imneargod@yahoo.com on 12/05/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Backgammon

Looks great!

Posted by Marshall on 01/26/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The Hateful Eight

Great movie,all the Tarantino usual violence but a plot + comedy.Well worth a watch.

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Posted by Dave Joss on 01/01/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “A Journey To Planet Sanity

This Movie is the best of 2013!! Absolutely hysterical!

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Posted by Lauren CS on 11/10/2013 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Snake & Mongoose

If it wasn't for these two-sponsorship in racing wouldn't be what it is today. They changed the world I love so much! Thank you Don and Mr. McEwan!

Posted by RLD on 09/02/2013 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Virgin Tales

I just saw this documentary and I resoundingly disagree with the writer's synopsis. The writer's bias is obvious and sadly, he missed the entire point.
His final sentence is critical and telling when he writes, "the religious right is grooming a young generation of virgins to embody an evangelically grounded "Utopia in America." That was NOT the point of the documentary!
Christians, Evangelicals know, beyond a doubt that Utopia could NEVER exist here on earth first of all, because we live in a world where sin exists. And, second, the Wilson family's emphasis is on a loving relationship with God for themselves then, protecting, teaching and mentoring their children on the importance of living a life that is pleasing to God.
To spread the love of God to a world that is exploding with hatred and violence is a very good thing but not, it seems, to the writer of this synopsis.

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Posted by Cheryl Spiegel on 08/22/2013 at 5:59 PM

Re: “My Little Pony Equestria Girls

This movie is from DHX, made by the FiM team. If there's anybody on the face of the planet earth who could made this good, it is them. They've spent the past 65 episodes proving that cartoons intended for girls don't have to suck, so their track record is unimpeachable. However, there is the chance their style could not translate well to the new demographic, but I trust Jayson Thiessen's team to do well here.

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Posted by EquestriaGuy on 05/06/2013 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience

Remember the old tv show? Well, this movie finally pays tribute to some of the timeless cliques of the tv show, and does them well. Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with this movie and loved how it ended with a future and a positive spin. Word of warning, if you have any vertigo problems, hold on tight during the Dubai building scenes. lol

Posted by Shannon Glenn on 12/21/2011 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Midnight in Paris

What a fantastic movie! Great story and great cast.

Posted by Dave on 08/08/2011 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Midnight in Paris

Fantastic, whimsical, dreamlike

Posted by mojoMaureen on 06/29/2011 at 12:50 PM

Re: “The Fault in Our Stars

Witty, fresh, and well acted---While the story is somewhat predictable, the actors bring real emotion and understanding to their respective roles. I enjoyed the entire story as did my husband. I'd recommend this movie to any age group. We are not teens, but I teach teenagers and found this remarkably believable.

Posted by Cherryl Romaniszyn on 06/08/2014 at 8:56 PM

Re: “12 Rounds

John Cena is getting better at acting. A good dvd to watch for lunch.

Posted by gregaj7 on 04/08/2010 at 12:00 AM

Re: “Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

This film is not what I expected. I expected to find a left-leaning film critical of Christianity and I found a basically even-handed look into how Americans deal with religion and politics. It is a compassionate look at our strengths and weaknesses.

Posted by bcdarling on 02/27/2010 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Star Trek

I must not get it. I thought the movie was ticking along quite nicely until Spock (old Spock) appeared and started messing with the time-space continuum. I was lost for about 15 minutes until he disappeared, and then lost when he reappeared. I think it would have been a really good movie if the director didn't feel the need to please the fans from the past. It could have stood on its own, but sadly, missed the mark in my opinion.

Posted by downtowngirl on 05/27/2009 at 11:15 AM

Re: “A Story Worth Living

This is the first time in my life that I want to warn people not to go see a movie. This movie sucked. It is a story of a story of a story. There is nothing here. It tries really hard to be of some meaning but has none. It is an insult to series like A Long Way Around and A river Runs Through it to even be mentioned. I wanted to yell at the screen a few times because it was so forced. Here is a thought, tell us where you are, where you are going. Talk about things that happen on the trip and do not force scripted stories. I want my time back, complete waste

Posted by Fo King on 05/20/2016 at 1:55 AM

Re: “8: The Mormon Proposition

Marriage reflects the natural moral and social law evidenced the world over. As the late British social anthropologist Joseph Daniel Unwin noted in his study of world civilizations, any society that devalued the nuclear family soon lost what he called "expansive energy," which might best be summarized as society's will to make things better for the next generation. In fact, no society that has loosened sexual morality outside of man-woman marriage has survived.


Analyzing studies of cultures spanning several thousands of years on several continents, Harvard sociologist Pitirim Sorokin found that virtually all political revolutions that brought about societal collapse were preceded by a sexual revolution in which marriage and family were devalued by the culture’s acceptance of homosexuality.


When marriage loses its unique status, women and children most frequently are the direct victims. Giving same-sex relationships or out-of-wedlock heterosexual couples the same special status and benefits as the marital bond would not be the expansion of a right but the destruction of a principle. . If the one-man/one-woman definition of marriage is broken, there is no logical stopping point for continuing the assault on marriage.

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Posted by Defend Marriage on 04/22/2010 at 6:10 AM

Re: “How My Cat Is My Hat and My Sleeping Cap came to be

So proud of you Catherine!!! I knew you could do it!!!

Posted by Jennifer Boissineau on 02/19/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Promise Lee on what's next for Hillside community

Thank you Patience for turning the dialogue on Black History Month inward and showing how we can build on history's accomplishments! Pastor Lee and others have built beautiful foundations in the Hillside neighborhood, look forward to seeing how the neighborhood continues to grow under such strong leadership.

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Posted by RMarkwardt on 02/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Has anyone else noticed that the ones that have screamed the loudest about the rights of the people and institutions in this country for the last eight years. Are now the ones trying there hardest to shut everyone up but themselves.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/18/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

The Venetucci Farm has great historical value to the Colorado Springs area. Perhaps best known for their pumpkins and produce, the Venitucci farm contributed far more then vegetables to the community.
On July 13, 1942 the US government initiated a condemnation action to acquire 815 acres of land from the Venetuccis as part of a military camp that eventually became Fort Carson,for $10 per acre. The original acreage of the farm was 1020 acres. Following the sale of the 815 acres to the army (El Paso County assessors office. 1942) the farm was left with only 205 acres. The willingness of the family to support the building of camp Carson allowed the city to bring a military facility to the area bolstering the economy.
The Venitucci Family also owned very valuable water rights that supplemented their agricultural income. In November 1941, they drilled their first water wells: No. 1, No. 2, and No.3. The first filings of these wells were made with the state water engineer on May 1, 1945 (El Paso County assessors office 1930 6B reception number 206157933, book number 287, page 673 Warranty deed 915). Additional wells were drilled after that time. Other farmers in the area, seeing their success, began to also drill wells.
During the early 1950s, a serious drought situation developed along the Front Range. It became particularly serious in the pikes Pikes Peak Region during 1954. The Venetuccis entered a 10 year contract with the city of Colorado Springs, beginning August 2, 1954 to have water from their wells pumped to the city. Before the pipeline was completed the drought had become so bad that that Broadmoor's putting greens were drying up and the Broadmoor was on the verge of closing their doors. An agreement was made between the Venetuccis and the Broadmoor and in June 1954 and trucks hauled water from the farm to the Broadmoor until August 2 of 1954, keeping the Broadmoor open.
In addition, the Family donated a portion of their land to the Diocese of Colorado Springs for the construction of a Catholic Church. The farm was also dedicated by Colorado open lands as a conservation reserve for migratory birds and animals that have been pushed to the farm from surrounding areas due to encroaching development.
In 2003, Bambi and Dominic Venetucci decided that they wanted to keep the farm just the same as it was despite urban encroachment in the Security- Widefield area, and quietly contacted the local philanthropic organization in Colorado Springs known as the Pike's Peak community foundation to make an arrangement with them to take control of the farm. It was a lease arrangement which was to be in place for 99 years. Eventually the farm will be placed in a conservation easement, ensuring that the farm will be protected and remain a farm forever.
" The Venetucci Farm, preserved in perpetuity through the efforts of the Pikes Peak
Community Foundation, shall remain as a living legacy to the spirit and generosity of its
founders Nick and Bambi Venetucci. Established in the 1930s, the farm gained recognition for
giving away literally millions of homegrown pumpkins to school age children throughout
Colorado Springs. The pikes peak community foundation aspires to uphold this tradition, as
well as to offer educational experiences and agriculture and to create a rural setting for
community gatherings."
(Pikes Peak Community Foundation. 2007. The Mission of the Venetucci Farm).

I had the honor of researching the Venetucci farm for my graduate thesis at UCCS, Geography and Environmental Studies in 2007.
"The Family Farm as a Community Resource: A Case Study of The Venetucci Farm"
The above information is just a small portion of the contributions the Venetucci have provided to the Colorado Springs Area.

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Posted by Cindy 1 on 02/18/2017 at 8:28 PM

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